A tiny house in a remote New Zealand village is now up for sale for $1.1 million.
A year ago, Mark and Catherine Anderson were living in a tiny house on a forested island.
They had no internet, and the couple didn’t have electricity.
“The electricity came on a couple of times a week and we didn’t even have a phone,” Catherine said.
But on June 30, 2017, the family received a call from a friend telling them they were about to move.
They had a few weeks to find a new house to live in.
“We just knew we wanted to do something,” Mark Anderson said.
After searching for several months, they found a house near a small lake.
It was a great deal for the family, they said.
“It’s an island paradise and there are always a lot of people out and about,” Mark said.
The Anderson’s tiny house is built around a single bed and three beds in the living room and kitchen.
It also has an outdoor porch.
There is no running water, but the family had the house serviced every few months with a water tank.
The house sits on a hillside and is surrounded by lush green forest.
The living room is on the second floor and the kitchen is on top of a steep hill.
Catherine said it was an ideal location for a home for her parents.
“I’ve always loved that little bit of countryside.
I love the way it looks and feels,” she said.
Mark Anderson said the couple is not the first family to move into a tiny home.
He has owned his own home in rural Australia for the past 10 years and he also owns a tiny cottage in central New Zealand.
The couple will move into the house next month.
They plan to keep the house and its history and landscape, which includes a lake and many plants and animals, intact.
“Our goal is to have a great place that people will come visit,” Catherine Anderson said, “so that we can show them what it’s really like to live like a small village.”
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